5 Foods for healthy hair

Healthy hair, who does not want luscious locks? I think almost everyone wants to have long, shiny, and voluminous hair. But our want remains just a want. Due to our unhealthy eating habits and unusual schedules, somewhere our personal care gets neglected. Then we have to pay a heavy price for this neglect.

We cannot change our busy schedules but we can certainly change our eating habits which will aid the health of our hair. As people also say that what we eat is visible on our skin and hair health. Try including these foods in your diet and get healthy and shiny hair.

Protein-rich food

Do you know that our hair strands are made up of proteins? If not, let me tell you that, yes they are made up of proteins known as Keratin. So taking complete RDA of protein will certainly help you to get the locks you always wanted. Eggs are said to be the richest source of protein. Other protein-rich foods include tofu, cottage cheese, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds, pistachio, pine nuts, walnuts, and dried coconuts. Soybeans, spirulina, lentils, cranberry, split peas, kidney beans, and chickpeas are also good sources of proteins. A human body needs 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight. If they are active, they need more of it.


Another thing that must be there in your diet for healthy hair is spinach. It contains iron and Vitamin A. It is a quintessential mineral for cells to synthesize. Your being iron deficient might also be a reason for your hair loss. You know, when your body has a deficiency of iron, oxygen, and other nutrients that don’t reach your hair, causing inhibition in hair growth and making them weak.¬†

Sweet potato

Another thing that must be there in your diet is sweet potato. Biotin is a very essential element when it comes to the growth of not just hairs but also nails. Sweet potato contains biotin, which helps hairs to use protein for their growth.

Vitamin C-rich food

Vitamin C plays a very vital role in forming hair structures, do you know how? It does this by stimulating collagen production in our hair. Collagen helps to replenish and repair the damaged hair follicles. Vitamin C also helps to absorb iron which is very essential for hair growth. Citrus fruits like oranges, blueberries, Indian gooseberry, broccoli, kiwi, strawberries, and red and green peppers are known to be rich in vitamin C.

 Vitamin E-rich food

Another change that you must bring in your eating habits is that you must include vitamin E in your diet. It soothes the scalp and provides a strong base for your hair to grow. It adds sheen and luster to your hair.

Almonds, peanuts, spinach, broccoli, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and avocado are some foods rich in vitamin E.

These were the foods that can help you grow your hair. Include these in your diet and witness the change.

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